July 28, 2009

Soap Dispenser SOS

These soap dispensers are officially our best selling items. Go check out the listings if you'd like more info. You can also just buy the lid to put on your own jar.

Here are some tips based on questions we've received:

When you screw the lid on for the first time, the little pump part might not be facing the way you want. Simply turn the nozzle counter-clockwise to unlock it, then grab that little nub like you see in the picture, and turn the whole thing to point the direction you choose. It might be hard to turn, so you can also try turning just the pump part.

If you order a lid without a jar, it will come with a long tube so you can cut it to fit any jar you might have. Here are some tips on cutting it to fit:

Set the edge of the zinc lid on the glass protrusion (called the bead), simulating its position on the jar. Then cut the tube where it meets the end of the jar. Cut it at a diagonal and then screw it on. If the tube is still too long, just keep trimming until you get it the way you like it. Cutting the tube at a diagonal will help air flow as you pump.

If your tube is too short, you can pull it down. There is a little bit of length available in its housing.

These are original, vintage zinc lids that Bernard has altered to include the pump. If they get tarnished or oxidized, just scrub a little. Steel wool works wonders. I've been using mine for over a month at the kitchen sink. I love how it works and how it looks. :)


  1. I love all your things, but yes! You're right, the soap dispenser stands out as the most genius thing ever! x


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